- Harvest Moon: The original SNES game
- Harvest Moon Game Boy: The Game Boy/Game Boy Color series (Harvest Moon 3)
- Harvest Moon 64: 64
- Harvest Moon: Mineral Town: Back to Nature, and Friends of Mineral Town
- Harvest Moon: Save The Homeland: Save the Homeland and Hero of Leaf Valley
- Harvest Moon: Magical Melody: Magical Melody
- Harvest Moon DS: DS and DS Cute
- Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness: Island of Happiness, Sunshine Islands and Frantic Farming
- Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility: Tree of Tranquility and Animal Parade
- Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar: Grand Bazaar
- Harvest Moon: My Little Shop: My Little Shop
- Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns: The Tale of Two Towns
- Harvest Moon: A New Beginning: A New Beginning
- Story of Seasons: Story of Seasons
- Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns: Trio of Towns
The protagonists of the games. A city mouse that was brought to the country.
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: Even when their face is wrinkled and their hair is gray, the main character's outfit never changes. An old man or woman running around in the clothes they wore as a teenager is... quite an interesting spectacle.
- Anime Hair: Mark.
- Call to Agriculture: Of course. We don't know what they were doing before, but the game starts with them taking over their dad's farm.
- Farm Boy/Girl: Brought in from the city to become one. They quickly get the hang of it.
- Expy: Mark looks a lot like Pete would without his hat and overalls.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Most people don't even know their default names.
- Heroic Mime: S/he never says a word - every interaction with another character is done with changing facial expressions, nods or shakes of the head, and occasional charade-like actions. The choices you choose count as dialogue though.
- Missing Mom: Their dad is deceased but their mother never even gets mentioned
- Purely Aesthetic Gender: The gender doesn't affect the character's stamina or anything else; the only difference it makes is the choice of love interests.
- Purple Eyes: Pony.
- Skirt over Slacks: Pony again.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Pony permanently wears a ponytail to fit her farmer image.
Your father's best friend and mentor figure on your farm.
- Aerith and Bob: In a town full of American-friendly names like Chris, Patrick, Celia, and the (Asian) couple Tim and Ruby... there is Takakura.
- All There in the Manual: His bio in Friends of Mineral Town mentioned he used to work in construction. This is confirmed to be the case in My Little Shop.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: As shown in the picture.
- Cool Old Guy: Takakura in AWL may be silent and more than a little distant with you, but he has the farm's best interest always in mind, and is a sort of father figure to your character after your own dad died in the beginning of the game.
- Eyes Always Shut: His eyes never open at all.
- Mentor Archetype: Helps the player out on the farm, and gives important information on how to run the farm.
Your Child (Named Toto/Andy in My Little Shop)
Your child will appear in Chapter 2 after they were born. Their interests and what career they will have can be influenced by your decisions and who your friends are. They can have one of six different careers consisting of: Rancher, Farmer, Artist, Musician, Scholar and Athlete.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Your daughter can become one of these if she is more rebellious, although it's pretty downplayed. There will be a scene where she gets into an argument with her mother regardless of who you married. She'll eventually grow out of it.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: If you marry Nami, your child will have generally high strengths, but generally low interests — meaning he (or she, in Special Edition) could be good at almost any career, but requires a lot of pushing from you to actually try.
- Cheerful Child: When your child is in their toddler and child phases. Nami's is an exception for being slightly depressed, while Celia's child remains happy well into adulthood.
- Cutting Off the Branches: Andy's appearance in My Little Shop implied that Mark may have married Muffy as he resembles Muffy's son in his child stage. With the difference being having blue eyes instead of green eyes.
- Demoted to Extra: They play an important role in the Wonderful Life games, though they lose some focus in the DS games.
- Dub Name Change: He's called Toto in the Japanese version of My Little Shop, but named Andy outside of Japan.
- Emo Teen: Your child will become more moody when they're in this phase, but get better when they become an adult. Nami's child in particular will be more depressed.
- Farm Boy/Girl: If your child decides on running your farm, most often Celia's or Marlin's kid as they'll be more interested in farming than any other profession (helps that you've married a farmer).
- Fiery Redhead: Inverted with Nami's son, who is more quiet and reserved.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Your daughter will sleep with a stuffed rabbit as a child. She outgrows it when she becomes a teenager.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: You would need to name your kid.
- Lamarck Was Right: Sometimes marrying a certain spouse and being friends with some people helps influence your child to a certain career. Celia's and Marlin's kid would be interested in farming, Lumina's and Gustafa's child will be interested in music comes to mind, and Muffy's and Rock's child will be interested in athletics. Nami's kid would be more of a scholar or an artist, but he can fit in any career other than athlete.
- Momma's Boy: If you married Nami, Chris's fortune for your child will out him as one. Ironic when your child will hold some resentment towards Nami when they grow to a teen due to her off-hand parenting.
- Nice Guy/Girl: Celia's and Marlin's child will be one of these growing up. Not as moody or rebellious as the others.
- Not Allowed to Grow Up: Refreshingly averted for a change, as your child can grow up from a toddler into adulthood.
- Patchwork Kids: Your son will share your spouse's eye and hair color, however your daughter will share Mark's eyes and hair in Special Edition.
- Precocious Crush: Your son will either fall in love with Kate (who's about six years older his senior), or if you married Nami, Lumina (who's about fourteen to twenty years older)! Your daughter will fall for Hugh (who's about six years older, eight internationally). Granted it's slim pickings for them.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Your child takes after your wife if they're male, you if they're female. There were plans for the daughter to take after the mother but time constraints forced them to only use one design for everyone.
- Tomboy: Your daughter will be one of these when she's a little girl. Though she'll start to act a bit more feminine as she grows up.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Your daughter will don one when she's a kid, and keeps it well into adulthood.
- They Are All Grown Up: By the end of the game, you child will be a young adult ready to start a career of their own.
A two-headed plant that Takakura grew in his house. If you get the chance to befriend him, he can let you create hybrid crops.
- Does Not Like Spam: Carrots in their crop form, though he doesn't mind their seeds.
- Luck-Based Mission: How trying to make hybrid crops work. You'll need to feed him two different seeds to create a brand new seed. However it's not guaranteed that'll work so you need to keep trying. Though fusing seeds and certain flowers (Gemsoils, Happy Lamps and Upseeds) has much more success by giving it a special benefit (Grow on any soil, grow in any season and crop rank is S respectively).
- Motor Mouth: Tartan always tends to talk his heads off.
- Plant Person: More plantlike than most examples, but the fact he's capable of speech and sentience still applies.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He's allergic to carrots. However you can let him analyze carrot seeds.
Daachan (named Daniel in Harvest Moon DS)
A strange teddy bear that you can buy from Van for your child. But there is something about it that makes it off-putting.
- Creepy Doll: Rather homely looking, rather Ugly Cute though.
- Living Toys: Moves around when no one is around, though your child knows his secret.
- The Voiceless: In the Wonderful Life sub-series, it can talk in DS
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A traveler who drifted into Forget-Me-Not Valley and then forgot to leave. She lives at the village's inn but is quickly running out of money.
- Aerith and Bob: Not as bad as Takakura, but still.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The latter of the three. (Muffy's the blonde and Celia's the brunette.)
- Broken Bird: The most aloof bachelorette you'll meet, and the most jaded too.
- The Cameo: Appears in Magical Melody as a weather girl, presumably in a -verse where Mark/Pony didn't marry her or befriend her. She can't be married in that game.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She takes a while to warm up to you. Most of the items she likes are either difficult meals or crops to attain in your first year, or flowers or vegetation that don't appear until fall or winter, causing her to be one of the most difficult to romance.
- Dub Name Change: In DS. From "Nazka/Nasuka" -> "Nami".
- Heroes Want Redheads: If you choose her.
- Icy Blue Eyes: She has sharp blue eys befitting her aloof nature.
- Maternally Challenged: Fights with her son, goes off to the bar every night, and spends most of her days wandering aimlessly outside. The baby will be fine on his own...
- Permanently Missable Content: If you're not good enough friends with her, she'll leave the valley permanently. If you ARE, she'll claim she's leaving the valley forever... but she decides to stay. She likes Forget-Me-Not Valley too much.
- The Snark Knight: Nami can be very sarcastic.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's very detached at first but will soften up once you befriend/marry her.
- Unkempt Beauty: In AnWL and the DS (Cute) games, she has noticeably shaggier hair compared to AWL.
- Walking the Earth: Has no intention of sticking to one place for long, and had only been lingering in the Valley when you showed up because she liked this place.
A well-to-do orphan who was raised by her grandmother and lives in the villa.
- All There in the Manual:
- Age Lift: Was fourteen in the first game, sixteen (eighteen internationally) in Another Wonderful Life and Special Edition. DS and Cute outright use her adult design from the start.
- Ascended Extra: In the original version of Wonderful Life, she's just a girl in her early teens who develops a Precocious Crush on the protagonist. In Another Wonderful Life she is Rock's rival love interest. In the Special Edition that came out for the PS2, Lumina is aged up and made into a bachelorette.
- Dub Name Change: In DS. "Leona" -> "Lumina".
- Hair Decorations: Wears a yellow headband.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Unless you do anything about it, the only person she will ever have to talk to is her elderly butler, her high maintenance grandma, or ROCK. In the DS games she can befriend Mary if you connect to the Mineral Town games.
- No Accounting for Taste: In DS, she eventually marries the playboy Rock. Most of their events afterwards involve them getting into fights with one another. (Heck, even their rival events are Slap-Slap-Kiss!)
- Older Than They Look: She's fourteen in the original Wonderful Life game before being bumped up to being 16 (18 internationally). But even then, she looks like a preteen. Harvest Moon DS rectify this by using her adult appearance from the start.
- Ojou: She's the young, proper granddaughter of the richest woman in town.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: In most files Lumina won't turn into her "adult" design until your child is in their Child stage. If you marry her however, when you get to the second chapter she's already changed models.
- Precocious Crush: On Mark, though she initially views him like an older brother. She even cries if he marries someone else.
- Promoted to Love Interest: For Rock in Another Life, and to Mark in A Wonderful Life Special Edition.
- Proper Lady: Raised to be one of these by Romana.
- Riches to Rags: If you marry her she happily goes from richest girl in town living in an enormous mansion on top of a hill to farmer's wife down by the river. However it should be noted that the player character can earn a LOT of money as a farmer, so this can be subverted.
- Raised by Grandparents: Her grandmother took her in after the untimely deaths of her parents.
- Rich Boredom: She's amongst the richest in town but has no actual friends besides the protagonist and doesn't really do much.
- Sailor Fuku: Only in the first two chapters. Averted in the DS games.
- Spoiled Sweet: She lives in an enormous house with her own butler and a fountain in the garden, but she's nothing but kind and friendly the vast majority of the time.
A farm girl who works on Vesta's farm. She's peaceful and sweet. Vesta's brother, Marlin, has his eye on her.
- Arranged Marriage: Celia's parents want one of these for her.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunette. (Nami's the redhead and Muffy's the blonde.)
- Break the Cutie: In AWL if you bring her up to four hearts and see all of her events, then choose to marry someone else, it means she left her arranged marriage for nothing and shatters her heart. She, Vesta, and especially Marlin will never forgive you.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She has mild traits of this, mostly associated with her love of plants.
- Dub Name Change: In DS. From Sapele/Sepilia/Sepiria/Serena -> Celia.
- Expy: A mix of Nina and Ellen from the original title. She's an eccentric farmer but has dark hair like Ellen.
- Education Mama: In AWL she really wants to see her son grow up to be a scientist, and always wants him to be studying.
- Friend to All Living Things: Including her crops.
- Hair Decorations: Her orange headscarf.
- Idiot Hair: She has a cowlick.
- The Ingenue: The kindest bachelorette in the Valley, and has two or three men after her.
- Shipper on Deck: In one of Marlin's Heart Scenes, she will pretend to feel tired and leave so Marlin and Pony will have some alone time.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: If you don't marry her, due to Vesta's influence and her previous heartbreak.
A waitress who works at the Blue Bar. Perennially loveless, she often laments her ill luck with men. (Worse still, she doesn't seem to realize the affection that bar owner Griffin has for her.) She's a rather feminine girl, taking delight in makeup and jewelry.
- All There in the Manual: If not for her age being cited as thirty in the manual, you really wouldn't be able to tell.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Wavy curls of gold. (Nami's got the red and Celia the brown.) Though it is revealed if you marry her that she uses curlers to get her hair like that every day.
- Christmas Cake: Being over 30 has caused her love life troubles.
- Dub Name Change: Is known as "MuuMuu" in Japan ("Muu" in DS)
- Dumb Blond: Not too strongly, compared to Rock, but it's there.
- Expy: Of Eve from the first game in the series. She's a bittersweet blonde bartender in a red dress.
- Hair Decorations: Like Lumina, she wears a headband, only black.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Her DS (Cute) counterpart is a lot less catty than her A Wonderful Life counterpart.
- Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: In AnWL Muffy can be seen crying now and then by the river over the latest boyfriend in the city who's broken her heart. Whether he was cheating on her, or secretly using her as his mistress, she always simply convinces herself that she'll find her man one day. But... since you can't marry her in the game, she never does.
- May–December Romance:
- Her designated love interest (outside of the player) is Griffin, 16 years her senior. She only marries him in DS (Cute), though.
- She's also several years older than the player character.
- Older Than They Look: Even amongst the young looking characters, she is a canon example. It's not easily noticeable that Muffy is in her thirties already.
- Stepford Smiler: She really wants to get married and have a family, but just keeps ending up with the wrong guy. While this does upset her, she's determined to keep a smile on her face. If the male PC gets her to three hearts and then dumps her, she never really recovers from the heartbreak.
- True Blue Femininity: Her jacket. Her post-marriage dress in the special edition of AWL is also blue.
Carter's assistant. Though they share a tent together, their relationship is strictly business. While intelligent and strong, she's not a very good cook.
- Action Girl: She's a blackbelt, as her Stalker with a Crush Daryl finds out first-hand. In the DS version, she'll teach you some of her signature moves.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's normally nice but in DS her blackbelt skills appear when provoked.
- The Ditz: She was given a slight version of this in the DS games. Not helped by the fact that she speaks with prolonged words and uses ~ at the end of her sentences a lot.
- Hot Archaeologist: She's an attractive woman. Daryll certainly likes her, but she doesn't notice,
- Meaningful Name: Averted. Flora hates plants.
- One-Note Cook: In DS she can make a mean curry but nothing else edible.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Carter in the Wonderful Life games. They live together, work together, and never end up getting married. Despite rumors, they're only friends.
- Promoted to Love Interest: In DS she can be married. She's also Carter's love interest when in AWL they're platonic.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Flora is a glasses wearing archaeologist.
The son of Tim and Ruby at the inn, though he looks absolutely nothing like them. He's a party animal who loves just lounging about and looking for fun stuff to do.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Calling him a 'moron' in AnWL may not be the best choice to make. Neither is making Lumina cry.
- Camp Straight: His three favorite things are partying, fashion, and women.
- Casanova Wannabe: He even wears a sleazy leisure suit.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Not so much in AWL, but in AnWL...wow. Let's just say he declares your dog his arch-enemy.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Less so in DS. It might be natural, it might be a tan.
- Dub Name Change: His DS incarnation is named "Romeo" in the Japanese versions.
- Dumb Blonde: He may be a guy, but boy is he ever. He's as dumb as a... er... well... you know.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar:
- "When it's this hot, lots of girls like to go to the beach in sexy swimsuits. Suddenly I feel like surfing."
- His line about wanting to go to the swamp for "this and that" is awfully suggestive.
- Happily Adopted: Well...sort of. If you marry Rock, his dad will comment that Rock was "like a son to them". Rock becomes flustered and changes the subject. Add this to several other hints in the game, as well as the fact that Rock looks nothing like them and...yeah.
- Informed Attribute: He tells you he's a pro skier. Knowing Rock, though...
- Jerk Ass: Arguably this in DS (Cute).
- Keet: An adult, but he still counts.
- Lazy Bum: Rather content to live the life of a layabout. This changes when you marry him when he'll run your farm when you pass away.
- May–December Romance: Flirts with Lumina and can even marry her in DS (Cute) despite their seven (five internationally) year age difference.
- Meaningful Name:
- Older Than They Look: He's 22, but looks like a young teenager.
- The Slacker: Doubly so in his DS (Cute) incarnation.
A ranch hand, and Vesta's brother. He moved out to the valley when he was young because of his failing health, and he's still a bit frail. He can be cold at first, but when he warms up, he shows himself to be a kind-hearted person. He does tend to worry, though.
- Berserk Button: If you break Celia's heart, he would've kicked your ass had Celia not intervened.
- Defrosting Ice King: He will open up as you befriend him, and he is very protective of Celia.
- Dub Name Change: In the Japanese Wonderful Life games he is "Mash". In the Japanese DS games he is "Ash".
- Ill Boy: He was one in his childhood; he's still somewhat fragile.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Varies depending on the game and actions. In AWL he will not be nice to you if you pursue Celia, but if you marry someone else he'll be a good drinking buddy. And in AnWL he becomes more like a very shy guy who just happens to not smile often.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Vesta's Red.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He is less of a jerk when you try to woo him in Another Wonderful Life, same goes for his counterpart in Harvest Moon DS.
- Yandere: There is an optional scene in which he muses over Celia's beauty, which ends with him saying "I'll decide who's good for Celia and who's not!"
A songwriter who lives in the valley, and something of a hippie. He's a loner and a wanderer, but he'll befriend you if you like—he might even show you some of his music. He's pretty in-tune with nature. He likes Nami; he's attracted to fellow loners.
- Ascended Extra: He went from being a rather pointless character in AWL to one of the three potential spouses in AnWL.
- Dub Name Change: In DS. "Gusta" -> "Gustafa".
- Erudite Stoner: He's not stoned as far as we know, but he acts like it sometimes...
- Friend to All Living Things: Your dog will listen to his music.
- Gag Nose: Even when he is supposed to be prettied up as a potential spouse, the artwork for him seems to exaggerate the size of his nose.
- New-Age Retro Hippie: The original games are implied to take place in the 2000s and the DS ones are a century later, yet Gustafa is still is a hippie living in a tent.
- Nice Guy: Probably the most normal and stable out of the three bachelors. However, the general opinion seems to be "Eww, old hippie!"
- Nice Hat: He is never without a hat that is both pointy and ridiculous under any circumstances.
- Prematurely Bald: According to concept art, he's this under his hat.
- Rummage Sale Reject: Green hat, striped shirt, brown vest with tassles with beatnik shades. He easily stands out.
- Word Salad Lyrics: The song he sings doesn't really make sense.
- Younger Than They Look: He's really the second-youngest bachelor after Rock, but people tend to treat him as if he's much older. Must be the beard. To drive this even further, Gustafa is the only bachelor who will never age, and by the end of the last chapter will still look the same as the day you met him, compared to Rock and Marlin whose hair starts to grey by the second chapter.
The owner of the local bar. Griffin is a aging, calm and gentle guy who loves to play music and mix up drinks. He's known Muffy for years and has a small crush on Muffy. In DS Cute he is a marriageable bachelor.
- Cool Old Guy: A very easygoing man who'll welcome you to his bar. He also plays the guitar too if you're lucky.
- Hidden Depths: If you're lucky, sometimes when walking into his bar you will catch him quietly playing a song on his guitar for whoever wants to listen.
- May–December Romance: He's pretty surprised that someone as pretty and young as your character would want to marry a gruff looking old man like him. In Cute he is this to both him and Muffy and him and the PC. If you go after him, he even asks you if you think you can really be attracted to a man his age.
- Nice Guy: A very easygoing and responsible bar owner. Even stops you from drinking too much.
- Parental Substitute: In AWL, he behaves more as a father figure to Muffy, and brings her to you for your wedding.
- Promoted to Love Interest: He has a crush on Muffy in the original games but can outright marry her in the DS games. He can also marry the protagonist in Cute.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: Of all the rival marriages in the DS games, he and Muffy are certainly the happiest. While they aren't overly lovey-dovey around each other, they give off this vibe when comparing them to the other unhappy couples.
The local archeologist who works at the dig site with his assistant Flora.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: He doesn't actually do a lot of adventuring, but he has the spirit of one at least.
- Does Not Like Spam: In the DS games everyone in the valley really loves curry... except him. He hates it, especially when Flora makes it.
- Face Palm: One of his favorite expressions in the DS games.
- I Need to Go Iron My Dog: One DS event has him trying fruitlessly to get out of having to eat Flora's curry. He can't eat it, because... [Player Character walks in]—he, uh, promised he'd go eat lunch with Hello, [Insert Name Here]! Didn't he? (Be nice and rescue the man.)
- May–December Romance: He and Flora aren't too far apart, but he and the PC of DS Cute are.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Despite rumors, him and Flora are platonic in the Wonderful Life games, and in the DS games if you court either or don't provoke their Rival Events. In Cute Flora even calms his Panicky Expectant Father tendencies, and she ends up the godmother of your child.
- Promoted to Love Interest: To the protagonist in Cute and Flora in both DS games.
- Precursors: He got into archaeology because he thinks he might be descended from them. In a ridiculously difficult-to-see-scene, the Harvest Goddess tells him he's not, but he ignores her because he's not about to give up his life's work.
VestaMarlin's overbearing sister and owner of Vesta's farm. She takes great joy in her work and is normally quite good-natured and cheerful. Just... don't cross her. We warned you.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Particularly if you broke Celia's heart.
- Expy: Aesthetically she resembles Ellen's mother from the original game.
- Fiery Redhead: Lord help you if you set her off.
- Gonk: Less so than most but she has a large chin, husky voice, large size, and very muscular arms.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red for Marlin's Blue.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: She's very talkative and loud while her younger brother Marlin is shy and soft-spoken.
Patrick & Kassey
Twins who make fireworks.
- Always Someone Better: Patrick apparently takes pride in being the second best pyrotechnic in the world, with his brother being better than he is.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Kassey wears blue overalls with a smiley face, Patrick wears green overalls with a flower. Also Patrick has a single hair on his bald spot where Kassey doesn't have one.
- Pyro Maniac: They make fireworks.
- Theme Twin Naming: Averted.
SamanthaGrant's wife and Kate's mother who moves into town in the second chapter.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She seems to be an incredibly high maintenance woman, impatient with guests and her daughter, and Grant tries his hardest to avoid coming home from work for as long as possible because of her.
- The Ghost: She is noticeably missing in Harvest Moon DS. It's explained that Grant finally got the good sense to divorce her.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Considering how she acts towards her husband...
GrantKate's father and Samantha's husband.
- Salaryman: He's styled after one and even gets drunk a lot after working like one.
- Shrinking Violet: Very passive compared to his wife and daughter.
- The Alcoholic: Heavily implied. He's at the bar a lot when not working, and in DS his favorite gift is Wine.
- Workaholic: He purposely works long hours to avoid meeting his less-than-nice wife and bratty daughter at home. In DS, he works hard to support him and Kate.
KateA little girl who loves to torment◊ Hugh. She is Grant's daughter.
- Girlish Pigtails: As a child. They're technically braids, though.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Especially in DS (Cute), where she's incredibly verbally abusive to Grant.
- Hair Decorations: Her hair bows. She wears them on the ends of her braids as a child and near the top of her head as a teenager.
- Kids Are Cruel: She's a bully towards Hugh, even though they're friends.
- Missing Mom: In DS (Cute) her mother Samantha is divorced. She is in her father's custody and doesn't seem to ever visit her mom.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: While not evil, she is a bully...
- She's All Grown Up: Grows into a pretty young woman that your son can crush on.
HughA young boy who is an exercise fanatic, just like his father. He is the son of Chris and Wally.
- Age Lift: Starts out as six in Japan, eight internationally.
- He's All Grown Up: Like your child, he grows from a young boy to a young man. Your daughter will have a crush on him.
- Like Father, Like Son: He loves running and sports just like Hugh.
- Patchwork Kids: Takes after his dad but has his mother's red hair.
- Pointless Band-Aid: Wears one on his left cheek. It does make sense that he would wear a band aid to cover up a scrape he got from his training, but not so much if he keeps it there well into his teens.
- Younger Than They Look: Looks eight or nine in the first chapter, but is six. His age was changed to eight in the English version, probably due to his dads training methods at such an age.
Nina (AWL)An old woman who lives in Forget-Me-Not Valley with her husband, Galen.
- Bus Crash: She passes away in the gap between the first and second chapters.
- Cool Old Lady: She races against the turtle that lives by the pond!
- Expy: Of Nina from the first game. She has curly hair, though in a shorter style. She also has the same love for flowers and the same name. Considering Ellen appeared as a senior in a previous, similarly dark title, it could be the same character.
- Happily Married: She is Gallen's doting wife.
- The Lost Lenore: To Galen after her passing.
- Nice Hat: A cute little cap that looks like a ladybug.
GalenNina's husband. Spends the first part of the game as a somewhat gruff but kindly old man. Spends the next part of the game a depressed widower.
- Cool Old Guy: He gives you his trusty fishing rod when you befriend him.
- Happily Married: He adores his wife. After her death Nina becomes The Lost Lenore.
- The Mourning After: He never does get over Nina's death, although in later chapters he's not quite as withdrawn and depressed.
- My Greatest Failure: He feels guilty that he couldn't do anything to prevent Nina's death.
DaryllThe village Mad Scientist.
- Einstein Hair: Wild and unkempt.
- Failure Is the Only Option: In AWL, Daryll persistently tries to capture a thing that looks like an abominable snowman, but guess what the result is. Every. Single. Time.
- Mad Scientist: His profession, and he'll give you a free Seed Maker if you befriend him, claiming to be the original inventor.
- Stalker with a Crush: To Flora, in AWL. Fortunately, she seems blissfully unaware of his affections. In DS, he attempts to confess his affections for her. For those of you just tuning in, know that Flora is a blackbelt.
CodyA scary looking artist who lives in a trailer. In AWL it was implied he and Nami might have feelings for each other. But in AnWL Gustafa is Nami's love interest.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: He sports a pretty neat looking yellow mohawk.
- Face of a Thug: Looks scary, but is actually pretty nice, if quiet.
- Scary Black Man: Subverted. He's a large and intimidating-looking fellow with a deep gravelly voice, but he's really just shy and introverted, and loves to receive flowers as gifts.
- Token Minority: He's the only black guy in town.
- The Quiet One: He keeps to himself and rarely has anything to say to anyone.
WallyHugh's dad, and Chris' husband. He's an athlete who moved into town because the valley makes for a great place to run.
ChrisWally's wife and Hugh's mother. She's a businesswoman and is away from the valley most of the time, but despite this she has a loving and stable relationship with her family.
- Gender-Blender Name: "Chris" is more often used for male characters. It could be short for "Christine" but it's never mentioned.
- Happily Married: To Wally.
- Fortune Teller: As a hobby, she'll give your child their fortune.
- Meganekko: A pair of cat-eye glasses.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her business suit, though it'll turn orange when she's older.
MurrayA bum that lives in the valley. Not much was known about him before he became homeless.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He gave names to the flies buzzing around him.
- Crazy Homeless Person: Possibly downplayed for a kids game. But he does steal from you and others.
- Dub Name Change: He is named "Moi" in Japan.
- The Pig Pen: He even names his flies.
- Verbal Tic: Has a habit of saying "moi". Also it turns out his Japanese name is Moi.
VanA travelling merchant who often visits Forget-Me-Not Valley to peddle goods to the player.
- Does Not Like Spam: He hates butter. Given that he is trying to lose weight.
- Eyes Always Shut: Despite wearing glasses, he still has them closed.
- Gonk: Though not to the degree of the Gourmet, his large size makes him one.
- We Buy Anything: You can sell your goods to Van, whom will buy just about anything.
- Weight Woe: He is trying to lose some weight as a cutscene will involve bragging about losing some weight to Tim. You can deliver either congrats or Brutal Honesty.
TimRuns the Inner Inn with his wife, Ruby. Also Rock's father, he used to be a traveler before settling down.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He (or his Harvest Moon DS counterpart) is absent in Harvest Moon DS.
- Eyes Always Shut: His eyes are always closed for some reason.
- Nice Hat: A red fez, probably from one of his travels.
- Walking the Earth: Used to be a traveler before settling down as an innkeeper.
RubyRock's mother, and runs the Inner Inn with her husband Tim. She is the Inn's cook, and will give you her signature spice if you befriend her.
- Ambiguously Brown: She does have a Polynesian look going on.
- Supreme Chef: Her cooking is second to none. She also gives you her special spice.
- Walking the Earth: Like her husband, she also traveled with him before deciding the settle down.
RomanaLumina's grandmother and caretaker. She lives in the Villa on the top of the hill. She also happens to be the first villager in Forget-Me-Not Valley.
- Berserk Button: She is very sensitive about her age.
- Cool Old Lady: She tends to act much younger than she is.
- Kind Hearted Cat Lover: She has two cats in her mansion, she will give you a black cat if you befriend her.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Lost her child and in-law to a trainwreck, which leads to her raising Lumina.
- Sole Survivor: If you're good friends with Romana, she'll tell you that she was the only survivor of a boat wreck. It also claimed her husband.
SeabastianRomana and Lumina's loyal butler.
- Butt-Monkey: His attempt to get Mukumuku's hair ended in vain.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Had served many years to Romana, and remained close friends.
- The Jeeves: A faithful butler for Romana and Lumina.
HardyThe town's doctor. He will move in permanently in Chapter 2 since he only makes visits from Town to the Villa in Chapter 1.
- Exposed to the Elements: Apparently he wears shorts and sandals all year, even the winter.
- Face of a Thug: He's a sweet man despite looking like a super-villain. (Must be his fake eye).